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cece Sun 09-Oct-11 23:06:14

What do we think?

Fixture Sun 09-Oct-11 23:25:25

Nice as nn for Jonathan.

lockets Sun 09-Oct-11 23:26:34

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scaevola Sun 09-Oct-11 23:36:31

Rubber - sorry!

MelinaM Sun 09-Oct-11 23:49:56

I love it too, but do prefer the spelling Johnny! My friends DS is John nn Johnny it suits him perfectly! ...and works for an adult toosmile

levantine Sun 09-Oct-11 23:55:32

Love it

MrsMilton Mon 10-Oct-11 09:19:14

Love it - but it looks weird without the "h" to me. And the "ie" spelling seems rather feminine. The best spelling is Johnny. Adorable on a baby.

scaevola I think that's a generational thing. It wouldn't mean that to many people any more.

MrsMilton Mon 10-Oct-11 09:21:25

Just realised you might be using it as a nn for Jonathan, in which case I guess you wouldn't use the "h". For John, you would. Go for John - I've always thought Jonathan is a funny name... like an unnecessarily long-winded way of saying John.

EdithWeston Mon 10-Oct-11 09:26:46

Rubber to me too.

It's a very common association to parent-age people, and easily discoverable at any age.

Wurg Mon 10-Oct-11 09:29:33

it's one of those 'perfect' names. Jonny is cute for a baby, cheeky and cool for a teen and Jonathan is the option if he turns out to need a formal 'career' name.

seeker Mon 10-Oct-11 09:29:33

Possibly as a nickname. But the rubber thing is a concern. And it's not a name for an adult man!

TipOfTheSlung Mon 10-Oct-11 09:30:34

I would go for Jonathan or John with Jonny or Johnny depenedent.
Johnny Depp is John, Jonny wilkinson is Jonathan. Neither get associated with condoms

GirlBabs Mon 10-Oct-11 09:31:04

I think of a rubber Jonny I'm afraid. I really dislike Jonathan as it's so wet but I like John and Jonty.

shoobidoo Mon 10-Oct-11 11:53:49

Rubber confused

pilates Mon 10-Oct-11 12:24:24

Like it as a nn for Jonathan/Jonty.

TipOfTheSlung Mon 10-Oct-11 15:37:21

Jonty is a diminutive itself

DramaInPyjamas Mon 10-Oct-11 15:55:16

I like it, but like it better with an H

mybootsaremuddy Mon 10-Oct-11 19:52:29

I have a 17mth old Jonathan nn Johnny or Johnno. He started out as Jonty but Johnny just seemed to fit better. Think it looks more 'finished' with the h.

two4one Mon 10-Oct-11 20:43:20

Absolutely love Johnny (it has to have an "h" though for me, I think it looks funny without) but please do stop posting about it, I'm trying to keep it to myself! I fear it will get very popular soon as everyone searches for that elusive name, which is uncommon yet not unusual. I think it's a brilliant diminutive of a very good strong b.cert name, John. I know a little toddler Johnny and he is beautiful, really suits it. Don't know any others and don't want to so ssshhhhhh! wink

TCOB Mon 10-Oct-11 20:48:46

Love it. Agree with having it as the 'nickname' rather than the birth ceritificate name though; also keeps his options open when he becomes an MP/ Nobel Peace Prize winner etc. DD would have been John, another gorgeous and grossly underused name had she been a boy. In fact. love it so much was still tempted when she came out a girl... smile.

mrsm123 Mon 10-Oct-11 20:49:30

my best friend named her little boy Jonny. She is a lovely mum and he's gorgeous, it really suits him.
Plus, i just think of Jonny out of Dirty Dancing when i hear that name, you can't go wrong with a name like that.

cece Mon 10-Oct-11 21:34:33

Thank you . Will use Jonathan with Jonny as nn. Can't put h in as there isn't one in Jonathan...

NormanBatesTheForeman Mon 10-Oct-11 21:37:34

We have a Jonathan. He is sometimes called Jonny by his friends, or Jonty or Jonno. He could also be a Jon, but nobody ever calls him that. He prefers Jonathan or Jonty, but doesn't mind too much.

I think that Jonathan with options of shortened forms would be the most versatile. It's a great name!

cece Mon 10-Oct-11 21:38:52

I agree!

birdofthenorth Tue 11-Oct-11 16:27:26

Jonathan nn Jonny is fabulous. We have a Jonathan in our family and he is Jonny 95% of the time but also Jont, Jonty, and the full Jonathan

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